Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating experiences that can happen to a person and although we know that sexual violence is a gender issue we also accept that men and boys can also suffer the trauma of abuse.

The effects of sexual abuse for us victims/ survivors are far reaching we can suffer lifelong depression, PTSD, suicidal thoughts low self-esteem, self-harming (including cutting, bulimia, anorexia) OCD and other destructive patterns of behaviour. Victims/ survivors of abuse of often push the people that care about us away, but at Haven Network we will welcome you and help you on to a path of healing.